Vans Shop Riot Descends Upon Milan, Italy for the 2018 Finals
Celebrating 10 Years of Vans Shop Riot
An Original Series dedicated to Skate Shops & their teams
Watch highlights of last year’s final here!
Stabio, Switzerland (October 17, 2018) - Vans Shop Riot is a historic skateboarding series, celebrating a decade of influential skateboarding from all over Europe. Every year since 2008, the original concept by Vans has been promoting Europe’s finest street skaters in addition to offering the European skateboard community and skate shops an authentic platform for recognition. This year the series finale will come to a dramatic close in Milan, Italy over October 26 and 27, to determine the new 2018 Vans Shop Riot champions.
Having witnessed fourteen local qualifiers undertaken over a grueling four month period across Europe earlier this year, we now have the finals lineup, which includes last year’s winners Skate Boutique, Belgium and two time winners Black Sheep, United Kingdom. They will join the twelve other voracious skate shop teams over the two days of competition in Milan.
Eagerly anticipated by the European Skateboard community, Vans Shop Riot will once again pit the best skate shop teams against each other in an exciting battle, and for the very first time, participants will compete across two different disciplines, a bowl jam and skatepark format. Total accumulated points across each discipline will determine the top-ranked Shop team, therefore crowning them champions and winning €15,000 in prize money.
In honor of this momentous occasion, Vans will be showcasing a ten years of Vans Shop Riot photo exhibition plus an Art Show by series Artist, Phil Hackett. Famed for his SOTY win in 1992, but keeping our spirits high throughout the two days will be none other than Vans and skateboarding legend, John Cardiel, our finals Disc Jockey. For more information on the venues and event timings visit the official facebook event page.
Vans Shop Riot Team Finalists
*Earned their way through the local qualifiers to secure invite to Finals.
Skateboutique – Belgium
StreetMarket – Czech Rep
Dawgz – France
Skate Deluxe – Germany
Burnside – Holland
Gilis Skateshop – Israel
Flame Shop – Italy
Select Shop – Poland
Pop Skateshop – Portugal
Skate Agora – Spain
Traektoria – Russia
Skate.CH – Switzerland
Black Sheep – England
Vans Shop Riot Finals Schedule
Friday, October 26
Vans Shop Riot Bowl Jam, Bastard Bowl
Best Trick Competition, Bastard Bowl
Via Scipio Slataper, 19, 20125 Milano MI, Italy
Saturday, October 27
Vans Shop Riot Finals, Pinbowl Skatepark
12:00pm - 7:00pm
*Limited space, first come first serve*
The 2018 Vans Shop Riot Finals will take place on October 26 and 27 in Milan, Italy. Visit the official facebook event page for more details.